Title

Testing the fidelity of methods used in proxy-based reconstructions of past climate

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Climate

Publication Date

10-15-2005

Abstract

Two widely used statistical approaches to reconstructing past climate histories from climate "proxy" data such as tree rings, corals, and ice cores are investigated using synthetic "pseudoproxy" data derived from a simulation of forced climate changes over the past 1200 yr. These experiments suggest that both statistical approaches should yield reliable reconstructions of the true climate history within estimated uncertainties, given estimates of the signal and noise attributes of actual proxy data networks. © 2005 American Meteorological Society.

Volume

18

Issue

20

First Page

4097

Last Page

4107

DOI

10.1175/JCLI3564.1

ISSN

08948755

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